flue pipe


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flue pipe organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flue pipe (Music) A pipe, esp. an organ pipe, whose tone is produced by the impinging of a current of air upon an edge, or lip, causing a wave motion in the air within; a mouth pipe; -- distinguished from reed pipe. Flue pipes are either open or closed (stopped at the distant end). The flute and flageolet are open pipes; a bottle acts as a closed pipe when one blows across the neck. The organ has both open and closed flue pipes, those of metal being usually round in section, and those of wood triangular or square.
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In literature:

Through the bars a view could be had of a dark aperture, something like the flue of a chimney, or the pipe of a cistern.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
It contained a covered pipe-hole leading into the chimney flue.
"He Fell in Love with His Wife" by Edward P. Roe
The same pipe supplies the similar burners which are inserted in the flues under the oven bottom.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 401, September 8, 1883" by Various
The pipes, M and N, are likewise closed, while the flue, E, is opened.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885" by Various
Beneath it were pipes or flues connected with other pipes which ran beneath the whole house.
"Our Little Korean Cousin" by H. Lee M. Pike
If you do not have an old stove-pipe you can make a wooden flue of old boards or old discarded boxes.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
It would be easy to keep other flues warmed in cold weather by steam-pipes, but in summer you will have no steam for heating purposes.
"The House that Jill Built" by E. C. Gardner
A. Leaky steam pipes, side seams, flues and improper combustion will produce a ruddy color in the fire-box.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Let a smoke pipe from the boiler enter the chimney and extend up inside the flue far enough to heat the same.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
He ceased to restrict the toe of the pipe and did all his regulation at the flue.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller

In news:

Hot Flue Pipe Blamed for Pa. Fire That Destroyed Three Houses.
Custom flue pipe retrofit works wonders in a tight space.
When checking the A/C and heater system the first thing he does is to make sure the flue pipe is clear of insects,animals, dust and debris from the roof to inside the house.